WHY A CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM ?

Under the Act and Regulation respecting Tourist accommodation establishments, operators of such establishments in Quebec are obliged to hold a classification certificate, authorizing them to operate their establishment. The certificate is valid for 24 months, and takes the form of a sign that must be posted in plain sight.

There are two objectives to the program:

to protect travellers;

to help enhance the quality of accommodation offered.

The program has many benefits, i.e.:

travellers can count on a complete and reliable description of accommodation in Quebec;

establishment operators have a detailed reference to help them develop products adapted to their target markets, while ensuring healthy competition;

developers and policy makers have specific data on the supply of accommodation, so that they can come up with promotional strategies tailored to the available resources.


Our Mission

To provide classification, certification and standardization services for goods and services on behalf of public- and private-sector customers, so as to enhance the goods and services concerned and keep consumers well informed. To set the standard for classification and certification services, in Quebec and elsewhere.

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